Prilosec works by decreasing the amount of acid that is produced in the stomach. This medicine is used to treat GERD, ulcers and other problems related to stomach acid.
Dosage Information for Prilosec
- Inform your physician of any medications you take prior to starting a treatment of Prilosec -- especially if you are taking any of the following medications: Coumadine, Dilantin, Iron, Omnipen, Principen, Sporanox, Nizoral and medications used for anxiety or insomnia.
- Take as directed by your physician.
- Prilosec should be taken with an 8 ounce glass of water. Most doctors recommend taking this medicine prior to meals.
- You should not chew, break or crush this medicine.
- You are not restricted in the food and beverages you can consume when taking this medication unless your doctor tells you otherwise.
- To receive the benefits of this medication it should be taken regularly. Do not discontinue without consulting your doctor.
- Store at room temperature and away from heat.
Special Information About Prilosec
- If you plan on becoming pregnant, you should talk with your doctor to see if it is safe to take this drug.
- If you are breastfeeding, you should consult with your physician prior to taking drug.
- You should tell your physician if you have any of the following conditions prior to taking this medicine: liver disease, bloody stools or vomit, heartburn accompanied with dizziness, chest, shoulder, jaw, neck or arm pain, wheezing or stomach pain.
- You may experience gas, bloating or diarrhea when taking this drug. If it becomes severe, you should contact your physician.
- Contact your physician if you experience any side effects.
As with any medication, keep this drug out of the reach of children.
Disclaimer: Cliff Schaffer does not personally endorse or support any of the comments made within the writings of this article.